Apple Music is currently promoting a teaser for a special announcement later this week. Several different signs suggest that Apple Music subscribers have added a lossless audio streaming option.
9to5Mac has now found more code references to secure the hype. We found new references to “Lossless” and “Hi Res Lossless” music in the source code of the Apple Music web app.
The references suggest that songs in Apple Music will soon be available in a higher quality lossless format.
This is consistent with Results from 9to5Google in the Android Apple Music app. Apple Music for Android supports two lossless bit rates: 24-bit / 48 kHz and 24-bit / 192 kHz.
The strings in the Android app indicate that the highest quality lossless stream consumes up to 36MB of data for a single 3-minute song.
The lossless references are also next to the mentions of ‘Dolby Atmos’ and ‘Dolby Audio’. It is possible for some songs to be created this way, enabling a 3D sound stage with the spatial audio capabilities of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
We assume that Apple Music will officially announce its new HiFi version this week. A previous report indicated a May 18th date.
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